19 June 2009

The Real World

Sitting around our poncho shelter camp last night, I heard one guy ask, "Anyone remember what the real world's like?"

After a week in the woods, civilization seems distant and rather unimportant. Life goes back to the basics when in the woods: water, shelter, food. If something doesn't have a use there in the woods, it's forgotten. Housecats look like bobcats in the memory, and even the most hated foods sound delicious.

But I must ask: which world is more real? The world of televisions, microwaves, cars and cell phones? Or the world of mountains, forests, beavers, and streams?

Get out into the real world for a bit. Let me know what you think.

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